Sanjana Arora

20 Classic Romantic Movies To Watch On Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2021

Romantic movies have been always filling our hearts with hope and love — and what better way to spend the Valentine week than to cuddle up with your sweetheart and watch romantic movies?

So, here we are with our compilation of best romantic movies ever made to watch this Valentine’s Day.

Dirty Dancing

romantic movies

Story: While vacationing with her parents at a resort, Frances (Jennifer Grey) falls for the resort’s maverick and good looking dance instructor (Patrick Swayze). However, her father opposes their relationship which creates a rift between him and her.

Release Date: August 17, 1987

Main Lead: Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey

With their steaming performances in the film, you practically have to get out the fire extinguishers.

Like Crazy

romantic movies

Story: While attending college in Los Angeles, Jacob (Anton Yelchin), an American, and Anna (Felicity Jones), who hails from London, fall madly in love. However, the young lovers are forced apart when Anna violates the terms of her visa and must return to England.

Release Date: October 28, 2011

Main Lead: Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones

This one is an immensely satisfying love story. You will feel for these characters, worry about them as if they were our close personal friends.


romantic movies

Story: The romance between a New Yorker and a British woman is short-lived as they let fate determine if they are meant to be together. Years later, they hope that destiny reunites them.

Release Date: October 5, 2001

Main Lead: John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale

If you are looking for a rom-com genre film with a twist, Serendipity is your film.

Blue Valentine

romantic movies

Story: Dean and Cynthia are married with a daughter and their marriage is about to fall apart. Both come from dysfunctional families and struggle to make sense of their relationship.

Release Date: December 29, 2010

Main Lead: Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams

A raw but beautiful picture of love uniting and dividing: tender, real and heartfelt!

One Fine Day

romantic movies

Story: Two single parents, Melanie Parker, an architect, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist, babysit each other’s children during a hectic working day after the kids miss their school trip.

Release Date: December 20, 1996

Main Lead: George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer

Don’t miss this beautiful American comedy with romance, comedy and emotional moments


romantic movies

Story: An American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her Czech Resistance leader husband escape the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.

Release Date: November 26, 1942

Main Lead: Humphrey Bogart and Ingrey Bergman

Watch this classic film set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II.

An Affair to Remember

romantic movies

Story: Nicky and Terry meet on a cruise on their way from Europe to New York and fall in love with each other. Despite being engaged to other people, the couple decides to meet again.

Release Date: July 11, 1957

Main Lead: Carry Grant and Deborah Kerr

Enjoy this wonderful and witty tale of true Love. Especially the final scene which will definitely bring tears to your eyes!

Love, Actually

romantic movies

Story: The film features stories of eight different couples dealing with their love lives in interrelated tales, a month before Christmas in London.

Release Date: November 6, 2003

Main Lead: Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley

This is one beautiful movie which will make you laugh and cry at the same time.

The Romantics

Story: Friends of Lila and Tom get together for their upcoming marriage. But Lila gets a little insecure after she learns that her maid of honour, Laura, shared an intimate relationship with Tom in the past.

Release Date: September 10, 2010

Main Lead: Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes

Watch this captivating film about love, friendship and loyalty.

50 First Dates

romantic movies

Story: Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day. So, Henry has to romance her afresh each day and pray that she too loves him.

Release Date: February 13, 2004

Main Lead: Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore

This beautiful movie with super cute chemistry between Henry and Lucy will sweep you off your feet.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

romantic movies

Story: Raj and Simran meet on Eurail and unknowingly fall for each other. Raj is shattered to learn that she is already engaged. He follows Simran to India in order to win her and her strict father’s heart.

Release Date: October 19, 1995

Main Lead: Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol

This simple love story of Raj and Simran is one of the cutest Bollywood romantic tales


romantic movies

Story: Amit sacrifices his love, Chandni, and marries Shobha, his dead brother’s pregnant fiancée. But Amit surrenders to his will when he meets Chandni, also married, and their romance turns into an affair.

Release Date: July 29, 1981

Main Lead: Amitabh Bachan and Rekha

The film is all about excellent performances, melodious songs and undying love.

Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein

romantic movies

Story: Madhav meets Reena Malhotra and inexplicably falls in love with her. On learning that she is going to be engaged to Rajiv Samra, a childhood friend who is an NRI (non-resident Indian), Madhav decides to impersonate Rajiv. However, when the real Rajiv shows up, Maddy’s punishment turns out to be far greater than his crime.

Release Date: October 19, 2001

Main Lead: R. Madhavan and Diya Mirza

Do watch this beautiful flick to see that the villain got the girl in the end and still the girl was happy.

Jab We Met

romantic movies

Story: Aditya, a heartbroken tycoon on the verge of committing suicide, aimlessly boards a train. He meets Geet, a bubbly girl who plans to elope with her lover, and finds himself pulled into her crazy life.

Release Date: October 26, 2007

Main Lead: Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor

The magical chemistry between chirpy Geet and moan-groan Aditya is a must watch for all the lovers.



Story: Rahul (Rahul Roy) is angry with his dad for marrying a second wife, while his first wife is still alive; meanwhile Anu (Anu Aggarwal) runs away from an oppressive girls’ hostel run. Rahul and Anu are caught up in a disturbance and end up meeting and falling in love.

Release Date: 23 July, 1990

Main Lead: Rahul Roy, Anu Aggarwal & Deepak Tijori

Upon release it received positive reviews and emerged as an all-time blockbuster.

Maine Pyar Kiya


Story: A 1989 Indian musical romantic film, written and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya in his directorial debut. Maine Pyar Kiya tells the story of the two friends Prem and Suman, who gradually fall in love with each other.

Release Date: 29 December, 1989

Main Lead: Salman Khan and Bhagyashree

A movie that made Salman Khan a household name.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai


Story: The plot combines two love triangles set years apart. The first half covers friends on a college campus, while the second tells the story of a widower’s young daughter who tries to reunite her dad with his old friend.

Release Date: 16 October, 1998

Main Lead: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji

Watch for the ‘Pyar Dosti Hai’ dialogues and much more!

Hum Aapke Hai Kaun


Story: Prem and Nisha fall in love at their elder siblings’ wedding, but life has other plans for them as Nisha’s sister dies, leaving behind her baby. Confusion and drama leads to Nisha almost marrying her brother-in-law. But love has some other plans!

Release Date: 5 August, 1994

Main Lead: Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan

It made a lasting impact on wedding celebrations in India, which often include songs and games from the film.



Story: It follows Janardhan Jakhar a.k.a. JJ or Jordan, who dreams of becoming a rockstar like his inspiration, Jim Morrison. Yet, eventually on attaining all that he dreamt of, Jordan ends up anguished and despondent without Heer Kaul, whom he so fiercely, passionately loved.

Release Date: 11 November, 2011

Main Lead: Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri

Watch it to tell your love “Away, beyond all concepts of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there”!



Story: This Barfi’s taste is everlasting. Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor) can’t speak but touches the right string in your heart. An extraordinary love story in all senses, this is one movie that just cannot be missed. It does what only a classic movie can do – leaves you pondering and wanting for more.

Main Lead: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz

Has silence ever left you speechless? If not, this masterpiece will do that to you.

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